Perched on a promontory with stunning views of the sea, Castelsardo is famous for the Casteddu quarter, a maze of narrow alleys that run across the old town. To this day, the historic center preserves the layout it has had since its founding in 1102, and offers visitors a chance to get wonderfully lost. One of the most important monuments is the Cathedral of St. Anthony Abbot, the town´s patron saint, visible from several miles out at sea, and the Church of Santa Maria, where sacred performances begin during Holy Week. Spaghetti with sea urchin -from January to March- or with astice (lobster) -in the summer- are an absolute must-try in the area, as are Sardinian wines, especially full-bodied Cannonau.

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